Bulk-SMS App Maker Bazuc Responds to Lookout’s Claims, Says Consumers Should Pay Attention to Risks

The man behind Bazuc acknowledges that there are risks to his app, which offers to pay users to send text messages through their account.
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How Too Many SMS Messages Can Shut Down Your Nexus Phone

A special kind of text message sent in large numbers amounts to a denial-of-service attack on Google Nexus phones.
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AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Dropping Most Premium Text Service Billing in Effort to Combat Fraud

The move comes as regulators in 45 states were looking into unauthorized third-party charges, known as “cramming.”
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iMessages to Nowhere?

Apple Inc. said it’s aware of a glitch in iOS 7 that is disrupting some iMessage texts and is working on a fix to quell mounting complaints after the company released the biggest overhaul of its iPhone operating system in years.

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Media Messaging Startup Invi Raises $3 Million

Invi, an Android-focused startup that brings multimedia HD messaging to texting, announced that it closed a $3 million seed round of funding. Participants include Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-Grade Investments, Alpha Investment, UpWest Labs and a number of angel investors. Similar to Apple’s iMessage, WhatsApp and MessageMe, Invi lets users of the app send messages between themselves for free over data and Wi-Fi.

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Google Glass: What Marketers Should Know

Glass will be the next iPhone — but today it’s a Newton.
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Led by Greylock, Social App MessageMe Raises $10 Million

MessageMe, the mobile application that offers free text, photo and video messaging between smartphones, announced Tuesday that it had raised a $10 million round led by John Lilly of Greylock Partners — who will join the board of MessageMe makers LittleInc Labs — with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, True Ventures, Social+Capital and others. The company said it currently has more than five million users on its service.

Which Messaging App Is Right for You?

It might seem like there are more mobile messaging apps out there than there are friends to send texts to. Here’s a guide to how they work.
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Verizon Adds iMessage-Like Capabilities to Its Text Messages

Verizon’s new messaging service works with Android phones and tablets and iPads as well as PCs.
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Bradley Manning on WikiLeaks

I first became vaguely aware of the WLO during my AIT at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, although I did not fully pay attention until the WLO released purported Short Messaging System or SMS messages from 11 September 2001 on 25 November 2009. At that time references to the release and the WLO website showed up in my daily Google news open source search for information related to US foreign policy.

Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court statement from his pretrial hearing in Fort Meade, Md., on how he first became aware of WikiLeaks

Facebook Messenger Finds Its Voice

OMG, the Text Message Turns 20